A couple caught on camera having sex at a busy BUS STOP in broad daylight have ended up in court.
Carol Taylor, 49, and Alan Severn, 41, were filmed having sexual intercourse at the shelter by a shocked resident living nearby while she was having her tea.
The footage – shared by thousands on social media in August last year – showed brazen Taylor and Severn in the act as traffic passed by on the busy road.
A court was told yesterday how a nearby resident on Victoria Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts., heard the pair being noisy at 7.45pm on August 1 and thought they were drunk.
Emma Cornell, defending, told Mansfield Magistrates’ Court, Notts., how the pair were in a "relatively new relationship" and had been drinking before the offence took place.
Prosecutor Robert Carr said: "They engaged in oral sex – first performed by Ms Taylor and then attempted by Mr Severen.”
“A short time after Ms Taylor took her trousers down – exposing her bottom – and then they started to engage in sexual intercourse that went on for about ten minutes.”
The court was told how police were called and in a subsequent interview Taylor declined to answer questions while Severn denied the offence.
Ms Cornell told magistrates: "They weren’t seeking to upset or offend.
“They were in their own little world and behaved as they did – it is something they regret.
“Footage was posted on social media and picked up by national newspapers.
“They want to assure you through me that they won’t repeat this offence.”
Probation officer Raqia Bano said Taylor had been drunk and could not remember what happened but that “one thing led to another.”
Presiding magistrate Keith Ward said: “It certainly goes beyond exposure – this shows total disregard for the general public while in drink.
“You played an equal part in this offence so we have two sentences but we think the sentences are equal.”
Taylor and Severn, both from Kirkby, admitted outraging public decency.
They were both given 12-month community orders and Severn was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work while Taylor was made to complete 20 rehabilitation activity days.
They were each ordered to pay £170 in costs and surcharges.
Charlotte Harrison, 20, took the video from her home while trying to eat her tea in August last year.
Speaking in August last year she said: "I was just sat in my front room eating my tea when I looked out and couldn’t believe my eyes.
"Literally opposite my house the pair were having sex without a care in the world.
"It was revolting, it put me off my food.
"My dad rang the police who turned up and had a word with them.
"I think they missed their bus but they got a later one."
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